To Withdraw

– to move back or away

– to draw back from a battlefield, as in retreat

– to remove oneself from participation

– to become socially or emotionally detached

Fireworks on Thanksgiving

Every year, after we’ve demolished a turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie with our families, Handsome and I drive to the Houston Galleria for the Uptown Holiday Lighting. Caroling and Santa and FIREWORKS!!

For me, this is the official start of Christmas and this year was one of the best ever. If you get the chance to go next year, go. It’ll be the 25th anniversay of this celebration and it looks to be the biggest ever. And maybe we’ll see you there.

A Week of Baking

What I’ve been up to lately:

Parmesan Rosemary Butter Crackers, (modified with rosemary instead of thyme, a little more butter and a little less flour)

Zucchini Bread, (well, maybe not this exact recipe, but this was the closest I could find to mine. except I skip the walnuts)

Bourbon Pecan-Pumpkin Butter Pie

Pumpkin and Cinnamon Pecan Breakfast Rolls, (completely made up recipe using puff-pastry, left-over pumpkin butter, and minced cinnamon pecans)

Autumn Spice Sugar Cookies (really just left-over pie crust with sugar & spice sprinkled over)

Mom’s Homemade Cornbread Dressing (time well spent in My Momma’s kitchen on Thanksgiving morning learning her secret recipe)